Author Archives: Lee Vandervis

Why ‘Pedestrianisation’ works in ancient European capital Downtowns but won’t work here.

From: Lee Vandervis <lee@vandervision.co.nz> Date: Wednesday, 30 October 2019 at 2:11 PM To: Monique Elleboode <Monique.Elleboode@dcc.govt.nz>, “Council 2019-2022 (Elected Members)” <council.2019-2022@dcc.govt.nz> Cc: <chris@redheron.com>, Sue Bidrose <Sue.Bidrose@dcc.govt.nz>, Sandy Graham <Sandy.Graham@dcc.govt.nz>, Simon Drew <Simon.Drew@dcc.govt.nz> Subject: Re: Cycleways and pedestrianisation [#ABE06C] Dear decision-makers … Continue reading

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What was it that enraged so many about the latest Tremain measles cartoon?

Several people have asked me why Tremain has been censored by the ODT because they had not seen the cartoon, just heard the fallout. So here it is: Tremain has been accused of ‘casual and subliminal racism’, with this cartoon … Continue reading

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Some surprises in Election Spending and Donations, especially Cr. Garey at just under the legal $55,000 maximum just topping Cull’s last spend with the same PR business [if the 2016 $42,000+ share claimed by Cr. Staynes can be believed].

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Missing Tremain

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BILLION $ DEBT only admitted after Election.

Tuesday, 10 December 2019 DCC seeking $1b of debt facility Photo: ODT files The Dunedin City Council wants to increase the amount of money it and its companies can borrow – if needed – to almost $1 billion.But it also … Continue reading

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Don’t dare complain to DCC staff…

Tuesday, 10 December 2019 Vandervis censured over ‘aggressive’ parking ticket exchange By Chris Morris Dunedin city councillor Lee Vandervis has been censured by his colleagues after a investigation found he engaged in “loud, aggressive and intimidating behaviour” towards a staff … Continue reading

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Should we graze our DCC water catchment area?

  From: Lee Vandervis <lee@vandervision.co.nz> Date: Thursday, 28 November 2019 at 10:32 PM To: Peter Foster <petefozzil@gmail.com>, “Chris.Staynes@dcc.govt.nz” <chris.staynes@dcc.govt.nz>, <aaron.hawkins@dcc.govt.nz>, Andrew Whiley <andrew.whiley@dcc.govt.nz>, <carmen.houlahan@dcc.govt.nz>, <david.benson-pope@dcc.govt.nz>, <doug.hall@dcc.govt.nz>, Jim O’Malley <jim.omalley@dcc.govt.nz>, <jules.radich@dcc.govt.nz>, <marie.laufiso@dcc.govt.nz>, <mike.lord@dcc.govt.nz>, <rachel.elder@dcc.govt.nz>, <sophie.barker@dcc.govt.nz>, <steve.walker@dcc.govt.nz> Cc: Tom Dyer <Tom.Dyer@dcc.govt.nz>, Robert … Continue reading

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How long before we stop building roads and become Jetsons?

Once in a century there is a truly transformational technology that drives enormous social change. Could travel in the 3rd dimension be it?

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What would I have done differently as Mayor?

In response to many people asking me what I would have done differently at the outset given the STV votes necessary to be Mayor, my plan was to change many things. First I would have awarded Councillor positions/subcommittees on merit/experience, … Continue reading

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Dunedin North today

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7 months of frustrated information requests regarding DCC lines company Aurora issues finally now to be independently investigated. :-)

From: Lee Vandervis <lee@vandervision.co.nz> Date: Tuesday, 22 October 2019 at 8:29 PM To: Sue Bidrose <Sue.Bidrose@dcc.govt.nz>, Dave Tombs <Dave.Tombs@dcc.govt.nz>, Aaron Hawkins <Aaron.Hawkins@dcc.govt.nz> Cc: Dave Tombs <Dave.Tombs@dcc.govt.nz>, Sandy Graham <Sandy.Graham@dcc.govt.nz>, “Keith Cooper (keithcooper.littlebrook@gmail.com)” <keithcooper.littlebrook@gmail.com>, Jemma Adamson <Jemma.adams@dcc.govt.nz>, “Council 2016-2019 (Elected Members)” … Continue reading

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Limes in France – BBC= what we should do

NZTA’s extraordinary decision to reclassify Limes as not a motor vehicle when they are a vehicle with a motor defied explanation. They should have been classified as mo-ped and not allowed on footpaths, as they were prior to Lime’s request … Continue reading

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Deputy Position offered by Mayor Hawkins -yeah right!

A DCC Deputy Chair position is a Councillor novice opportunity to sit in the Chair’s position in the unlikely event of the Chair being unavailable. It carries no responsibility or opportunity to contribute in any meaningful way. Deputy Chair is … Continue reading

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My new Position

To honour all those Dunedin citizens who have given me almost twice the votes of any other Councillor, I resolve to bring them regular website updates on what I see really happening at the DCC without misrepresentation or suppression by … Continue reading

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Mayor Hawkins

The Mayoralty is the position that can influence so many local Government issues and processes. What will Mayor Hawkins change? Mayor Hawkins asked me what I would have done as Mayor in a wide-ranging and pleasant discussion. One of my … Continue reading

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Duel

Radio One Duel – listen here https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/dcc/informal-poll-points-duel

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Queens Drive Parking

DCC lost Commuter Parking that I have long complained of but might be regained with social media pressure…

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Parry Street Parking Space

DCC Parking Manager claims “DCC does not have space to create 200 temporary parks…” – ODT today…

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More Unitary Council Misinformation

Again Mayor Cull shuts down appropriate questions asked at the appropriate time. Email received yesterday as below, again well outside the legally required date to answer a question under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act, again no answer … Continue reading

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BUDGETED BILLION$ DUNEDIN DEBT.

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